310-1 HANDICAPPED TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND INFORMATION (CFDA No. 84.030) I. PROGRAM PROFILE Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part D, Section 633, P.L. 91-230, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1433). (Expires September 30, 1986) Funding Since 1980: Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation 1980 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 1981 2,500,000 750,000 1982 1,000,000 720,000 1983 1,000,000 720,000 1984 1,000,000 1,000,000 Purpose: To disseminate information, to provide referral services and resources for the education of handicapped children, and to encourage students to work in various fields of special education. Funding Mechanisms; Competitive contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a) A. Goals and Objectives During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives for this program were as follows: 0 To revise the regulations to incorporate provisions in new legislation (Public Law 98-199) regarding eligibility for funding and scope of the clearinghouse activities. 0 To provide information about services and programs in postsecondary education for the handicapped. B. Progress and Accomplishments 0 ED published revised regulations (1) to make only non-profit and public organizations eligible for grants and cooperative agreements while profit-making organizations are eligible for contracts and (2) to clarify the role of a national clearinghouse in postsecondary education. 0 ED awarded two cooperative agreements, one for a clearinghouse on education of the handicapped and one for a clearinghouse on post- secondary education for the handicapped.r race of trainees in this program.